FG, States, LGAs shares N681.330bn in March 2021



By Nduka Chiejina (Assistant Editor)

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared N681.33 billion as March 2021 Federation revenue to the Federal, States, Local Governments and relevant Agencies in the country.

In the month of March 2021, ₦154 billion was transferred to the non- oil revenue savings.

The balance is in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) now stands at $72.413 million.

This was contained in a communiqué at the end of the virtual meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) for April 2021.

The gross statutory revenue for the month of March 2021 was N466.687 billion, Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue was N181.712 billion and Exchange Gain was N2.931billion.

The sum of N30 billion was added as augmentation, bringing the total distributable revenue to N681.330 billion.

The communiqué indicated that from the total distributable revenue, the Federal Government received N212.146 billion, the State Governments received N179.242 billion, and the Local Government Councils received N132.193 billion.

The communique stated that “the sum of N40.241 billion was shared to the relevant States as 13% derivation revenue, while the cost of revenue collection, transfers and refunds was N87.507 billion. The N30 billion augmentation was also shared as appropriate”.

From the gross statutory revenue of N466.687 billion available in March 2021, the Federal Government received N185.365 billion, the State Governments received N94.020 billion and the Local Government Councils received N72.485 billion.

The sum of N40.028 billion was given to the relevant States as 13% derivation revenue and N74.788 billion was allocated to revenue collection, transfers and refunds.

The Federal Government received N25.349 billion from the Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue of N181.712 billion available in March 2021. The State Governments received N84.497 billion, the Local Government Councils received N59.148 billion, while N12.719 billion was for cost of collection, transfers and refunds.

The communiqué confirmed the Federal Government received N1.432 billion, the State Governments received N0.726billion, the Local Government Councils received N0.560 billion and the Oil Producing States received N0.213 billion from the total revenue of N2.931billion available from Exchange Gain.

According to the communiqué, in the month of March 2021, Import Duty, Excise Duty, Value Added Tax (VAT), Companies Income Tax (CIT) and Oil and Gas Royalty all recorded tremendous increases while Petroleum Profit Tax (PPT) decreased substantially.

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